The “Long Post” That Isn’t Long, Finally Here!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 3, 2012 by sosideways

So I was gonna do a write up about the clutch + flywheel install on my car, but there are many out there, and to be honest I don’t feel like doing a write up, which is why it took so long for the “long post” that never happened.

Anyway, out came the old OEM flywheel and the SPEC Stage 3 6-puck clutch from circa 2003, and the new Exedy chromoly flywheel and Exedy Stage 2 clutch went on.

Hands down, the Exedy Stage 2 feels better than the SPEC in every single way. I will never buy another SPEC clutch again.

Tuesday Throwback

Posted in Music with tags , , , on May 22, 2012 by sosideways

Turn up your speakers and spend the next 5 minutes or so head banging.

Preview of a long post

Posted in Cars with tags , on May 19, 2012 by sosideways

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Can you guess what that is?

Over Now

Posted in Music with tags , on April 28, 2012 by sosideways

Thank god this week’s over.

Racekor

Posted in Cars with tags , , , , , , on April 16, 2012 by sosideways

My buddy Patrick Goodin‘s Formula D pro car.  Check him out on his Facebook.

Epic sunset

Posted in Photography with tags , , , on April 14, 2012 by sosideways

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Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

240 update

Posted in Cars on April 6, 2012 by sosideways

Just a quick car update to the 3 people that actually read this blog.

  • Wastegate still isn’t regulating boost pressure to 7psi to redline, it’s spiking to about 8 or 9 still, so I need to bend the actuation arm up some for it to be in a better angle.  That should fix it.
  • The clutch is dead.  Yes.  The SPEC Stage 3 clutch bought and installed from 2002 is finally dead.  Hitting 5psi in 2nd gear and then all of a sudden the engine just free revs.  Shift into 3rd to confirm, boom, does it again.  And now I only have about a half an inch of pedal between clutch take up and fully engaged.  All points to the clutch being dead.  Will be interesting to see just how little of the pads are left on the clutch once it’s out.
  • I have sanded down the semi rusty hood and used the rust reform type primer on it to seal the metal from getting rusty again, then used filler primer on top of that to fill in some scratched spots on there, and I am currently in the process of repainting it, so hopefully the car will be all one color here soon.  Don’t have too high of hopes though, this isn’t going to be some professional paint job, nor will it be flashy, or shiny.

So that’s it, a quick update to you guys about what’s going on with the car.

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